Found September 02, 2012 on
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Most people think that Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z is just a figure head of the organization but he's done a bit more than that.
Nets general manager Billy King decided to reveal to the New York Times that Jay had helped Deron Williams look for a place for him to live to entice him to stay with the team:
"When Deron Williams was making his decision [about whether or not he wanted to resign with the Nets], he was struggling for a place to live," King told the New York Times. "Jay-Z goes, 'Tell him I'll call him tomorrow and I'll help.' It's a lot about being able to relate to being wealthy, being young, being African-American. He can relate to them, where maybe I can't or [Nets owner] Mikhail [Prokhorov] can't."
(Courtesy of Foot Basket
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